Activate Your Glutes and Visual Studio 2010

If you’ve downloaded the source code for the site you’ve probably noticed that it’s still using MVC 1.0, Entity Framework 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008.

I’ve been using Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 for a few weeks now on a commercial project and, since ReSharper 5.0 was released in beta (losing ReSharper is a painful experience), have found it to be a fairly stable and usable experience though I hope they sort out the performance issues in the IDE by the time it is fully released – I don’t recall ever waiting for my 8-bit BBC Micro with its mighty 6502 processor and 32kb of RAM to catch up with my typing.

But back on topic, I do plan on moving the site over to MVC 2.0 and Entity Framework early next month. I’m particularly keen to see how the much touted Entity Framework improvements work out as version 1.0 is frequently horrible and I keep wishing I’d used NHibernate.

A prerequisite for me doing this however is getting integration tests in place for my repository implementation for which I’m planning on using ndbunit for the first time. If anyone has any experience with this, good or bad, then I’d be interested in hearing any comments you might have and experiences you think are worth sharing.

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